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Why it is worth
Preserving umbilical cord blood at birth is probably one of the most important decisions you will make in life. The right to take it gives you the European Parliament Resolution on tissue donation. See what is worth knowing, what is useful, and what are the limitations to make this decision consciously.
Why it is worth banking cord blood?
so many diseases are treated by stem cell transplantation from umbilical cord blood
the administration of umbilical cord blood stem cells provides patients with these diseases
umbilical cord stem cells are widely used in the reconstruction of neurons, joints and bones
the odds of being treated with stem cells in the future
We do not know the future and we do not know what diseases can happen to our relatives. The probability of future stem cell treatment is now 1: 100, and the cells can be used both for the child during which the birth was taken as well as for the siblings and the child's family (with a compatible HLA system). The collection is non-invasive and completely safe for both mother and child.
The birth of a child is the only time when umbilical cord blood can be harvested and the stem cells contained in it can be secured. It is worth knowingly making a decision about banking. Learn about the costs.
What are the disadvantages?
It's not a cure for everything
despite the growing number of indications, stem cells do not apply in all diseases
collection and banking of umbilical cord blood is not reimbursed, so parents must bear the costs themselves
Umbilical cord blood can not always be taken
there are contraindications for collection, e.g. HIV infection